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Atreyu's New Covers EP, "Covers Of The Damned" Streaming Online

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Atreyu's entire new EP, "Covers Of The Damned," featuring Aerosmith’s “Living On The Edge” is now streaming on Monster Energy's site. You can find it in their music player and then by selecting Atreyu in the artist dropdown.

Before Orange County, CA-based modern rock band Atreyu launch their "Congregation of the Damned" tour October 20 in Anaheim, CA, the band will release a free five-song digital EP titled "Covers of the Damned" on October 12 via www.guvera.com (US only). "Covers of the Damned" will also be available worldwide on iTunes, amazon.com and all popular music download sites. Limited edition vinyl copies will be available exclusively at each show on the tour (dates below). The tour will see several of these songs performed live with special guests.

"Covers of the Damned," produced by Noah Shain (As Tall As Lions, Orson, Endless Hallway), features two cover songs by Atreyu and three collaborations with the other bands on the tour. Shain notes that, “These young bands all have a unique and different approach to rock music...such radical interpretations of dangerously classic songs. It was amazing to see and hear these guys work together! We recorded the album in a very short amount of time and everyone followed their instincts, so what you hear is an honest interpretation of the music of an older generation filtered through the ears and hands of the generation of artists making the music that defines today's culture. Kind of a once in a lifetime gig for me. And not only is it a bad ass record, it's gonna be a f__king amazing tour!” Adds Atreyu’s Alex Varkatzas, “A whole tour teaming up to release an EP is a rare thing. We wanted to collaborate with the bands on our tour to create a fun series of covers. This shit was fun to record and will be fun to listen to.”

Atreyu and the members of Chiodos, Blessthefall and Endless Hallway recorded the EP in White Buffalo Studios from September 12 to 17. Architects (UK) vocalist Sam Carter recorded his parts remotely from the UK.

The songs are:

Aerosmith’s “Livin’ on the Edge” (Atreyu)
Dead Kennedys “Holiday in Cambodia” (Endless Hallway and Travis Miguel of Atreyu)
Volbeat’s “Guitar Gangsters and Cadillac Blood” (Atreyu)
Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back in Town” (featuring Atreyu vocalist Alex Varkatzas and guitarists Travis Miguel and Dan Jacobs along with Endless Hallway members Evan MacCarthy and Joe Mullen, Chiodos vocalist Brandon Bolmer, Architects (UK) singer Sam Carter and Blessthefall vocalist Beau Bokan)
Deftones “My Own Summer” (Atreyu guitarist Travis Miguel and bassist Mark McKnight with Brandon Bolmer and Tanner Wayne of Chiodos, Sam Carter of Architects (UK) and Jono Evans of Endless Hallway

All of the songs on the EP were important to the members of Atreyu in their formative years and contributed to their development as a band. Fans can see the behind-the-scenes footage of the making of this EP soon at RevolverMag.com.

Here are the latest Atreyu tour dates:

Oct 20 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
Oct 21 San Francisco, CA The Regency
Oct 22 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Oct 23 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Oct 25 Seattle, WA Showbox
Oct 26 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
Oct 27 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
Oct 28 Edmonton, AB EEC
Oct 29 Saskatoon, SK The Odeon
Oct 30 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick
Nov 2 Toronto, ON The Phoenix
Nov 3 Montreal, QC Metropolis
Nov 4 Hartford, CT Webster Theater
Nov 5 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
Nov 6 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Nov 8 Norfolk, VA The Norva
Nov 9 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
Nov 10 Baltimore, MD Sonar
Nov 12 Orlando, FL House of Blues
Nov 13 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Nov 14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
Nov 15 Tampa, FL Ritz Theatre
Nov 17 Detroit, MI St. Andrews
Nov 18 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Nov 19 Minneapolis, MN Cabooz
Nov 20 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club
Nov 21 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
Nov 23 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
Nov 24 Dallas, TX The Palladium
Nov 26 Phoenix, AZ Marquee
Nov 27 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
**Dec 6 Birmingham, UK NIA Arena
**Dec 8 Manchester, UK MEN Arena
**Dec 9 Glasgow, UK SECC Arena
**Dec 11 Cardiff UK, CIA Arena
**Dec 12 London, UK Wembley Arena
+Dec. 15 Adelaide, SA, Australia Adelaide Entertainment Center
+Dec. 17 Ascot Vale, VIC, Australia Melbourne Showgrounds
+Dec. 18 Moore Park, NSW, Australia The Entertainment Quarter Moore Park
+Dec. 19 Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Australia RNA Showgrounds

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1. n0thinghead writes:

why?? 0.o

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2. EsotericSurgery writes:

No kidding...that was TERRIBLE. :/

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3. deathbringer writes:

Honestly, I didn't think they were that bad. I expected much worse.

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4. n0thinghead writes:

i actually like atreyu, but i've nvr liked their cover songs.

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5. EsotericSurgery writes:

After a few more listens I'm actually kinda enjoying the Aerosmith and Thin Lizzy covers. lol Probably because I'm not a fan of either band to begin with and I used to like Atreyu a lot.

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6. n0thinghead writes:

^^^^ LMFAO!!!! (i have no idea why i found that so fvckin' funny)

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